JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Regional Manager North (Based in Manchester) LOCATION: Home Based - (travel mainly across Manchester) RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Projects CONTRACT: Fixed term until 30th June 2021 (with possibility of extension subject to funding) HOURS: Full Time (40 hours) SALARY: £32,000 per annum BENEFITS: 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (pro-rata) Contributory pension scheme Job Overview The Regional Manager will support and manage community outreach and delivery across Sporting Equals community based projects in Manchester and the North. The role will work closely with the Director of Projects to build on the strong relationships with our partners, Associate Members and community groups across Manchester and the North. The Regional Manager will help grow our offer, the role will involve managing a range of projects, supported by a team of Activators to ensure all outcomes are delivered against project objectives. This is an active, outward facing position; the post holder will be passionate about community outreach projects and community engagement . As Regional Manager you will: ▪ Support the implementation of projects leading to an increase in regular participation in sport and physical activity and a reduction in inactivity levels amongst ethnically diverse communities ▪ To work with partners and Sporting Equals Activators to ensure delivery against sport and physical activity delivery plans meet project KPIs and key outcomes ▪ Manage a delivery team of Activators ensuring they are supported and mentored to achieve KPIs against key projects ▪ To maintain and build further partnerships across Manchester and the North to help increase our Associate Membership offer ▪ To support the monitoring, evaluation and data collection across projects ensuring organisations are supported in data management and information is collected and submitted within deadlines and GDPR compliant ▪ To monitor progress of project outcomes through systems such as Upshot working with organisations to make inflight adjustments where required ▪ To help organise and manage events engaging partners and communities ▪ To use local intelligence to produce case studies, project and regional information to demonstrate impact and help develop a greater understanding of diverse ethnic consumers. ▪ To support local comms to help raise awareness of our work and promote projects (including drafting content for press releases, content for SE newsletter, social media, website, blogs and impact stories), supporting and overseeing PR events where required working in collaboration with our central comms team ▪ To raise the profile of Sporting Equals and its local projects in local communities through building relationship with key regional and local stakeholders including local authorities, health authorities, political figures and community influencers ▪ Provide relevant reporting information to the Director of Projects for partners and funders by required deadlines GENERAL ▪ Ensure projects comply with GDPR, data protection legislation and risks are managed in light of health and safety and policy compliance ▪ To work with the Director of Projects and activators to identify opportunities locally for further projects and partnership building ▪ To undertake any other relevant duties that may be required from time to time in light of the purpose of the post and its level of responsibility PERSON SPECIFICATION The post holder will be able to demonstrate the following experience, skills and knowledge to an acceptable level, with specific reference to: E = Essential criteria D= Desirable criteria Skills, Abilities & Qualifications Educated to Higher National Diploma level in a relevant subject and have E relevant work experience E Excellent project management skills for delivering multi-agency projects Effective communication skills including verbal and written skills with the E ability to negotiate and influence others Ability to analyse and write up information in reports and presentations E suitable for internal and external audiences Ability to use Microsoft packages including managing information E systems such as Excel, Outlook and SharePoint Knowledge Strong knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to the low E levels of sports participation within diverse ethnic communities, Understanding of community engagement and developing partnerships E with local communities Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and understanding E of basic research techniques to gather local consumer insight Understanding of sports development and sporting infrastructure and D the sport and physical activity sector as a whole Understanding wider social impact measures through sport and physical D activity Experience Experience of action planning /work programme planning and reporting E against project targets and activities Significant experience in community and/or sports development work in E a paid and/or voluntary capacity Ability to manage people, manage performance and provide a E support/mentoring role E Experience of Stakeholder engagement and management Experience of capacity building within diverse ethnic communities or D sport Good network of community contacts and networks in London D Other E Ability and willingness to travel A flexible approach to working hours to include some evening and E weekend work An ability to work on your own initiative as a remote worker and connect E to the wider team to achieve individual and collective targets. The postholder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check as they may be E working with young people and vulnerable adults.